2011 Draft

Anthony Rendon Receives Complete Clearance

Anthony Rendon Receives Complete Clearance

Rendon has been completely cleared from his injury.

When the Pittsburgh Pirates clinched the worst record in the majors in 2010, the silver lining was that they received the number one pick in the 2011 draft, and the chance to select Anthony Rendon.  Rendon isn't in the same situation as Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper, where he's light years ahead of everyone else in the draft, although that's mostly due to the talent that follows him in the 2011 draft pool.  That said, Rendon is the consensus number one talent in the draft, gaining comparisons to major league third baseman like Ryan Zimmerman and Evan Longoria.  Jim Callis of Baseball America has said several times that if they were in the same draft, he would have taken Rendon over Harper, to give a further idea of Rendon's talent level.

Despite the hype around Rendon, there has been a red flag.  Rendon suffered a serious ankle injury this summer while playing for Team USA, and has been recovering in a boot for the last fiv...

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